CLOSER 2015 - 2018
|Coordinator||LINDHOLMEN SCIENCE PARK AKTIEBOLAG - CLOSER|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 8 500 000|
|Project duration||January 2015 - December 2018|
Purpose and goal
CLOSER is established as a national and neutral arena for research and innovation where academia, businesses and society cooperate nationally and internationally for increased transport efficiency. The development of CLOSER as a knowledge node and project workshop has been successful and the partnership has also increased; today it consists of 45 partners spread across the country. They work together, both in strategic round-tables and in time-limited projects.
Expected results and effects
CLOSER currently has 6 thematic areas where strategic collaboration takes place: High Capacity Transport, Urban Mobility, Energy Supply & Logistics, Multimodal Solutions, Digital & Connectd Logistics and Horizontal Collaborations. Some thirty new projects were created during the period. Several projects have also been scaled up within the framework of EU projects within various EU programs. The Transport Efficiency Day is an annual event that attracts over 200 participants. In addition, various workshops have been held over the years with several hundreds of participants.
Planned approach and implementation
For several of the established thematic areas, regular round-tables are run, which are seen as necessary forums for discussions about needs and solutions within freight and transport efficiency. Partners share knowledge and initiate projects. The work within, for example, the HCT program has strongly contributed to heavier vehicles now being allowed on parts of the state road network.